Our policy, to this day builds on our founder John Hooi’s method and belief in consolidating current expectations to then enable your child to move ahead of requirements. There will always be opportunities to improve the efficiency of learning and to get into great habits and this is what we’re here to do.
Tutor Doctor uses the curriculum and homework the student is currently working with to ensure the most relevant tutoring is provided. We use a variety of well known books and educational materials personally selected for each student dependent on their needs. We also work with the student’s current teacher to ensure that we are meeting the student and teacher’s expectations.
Normal is a 4-year course leading up to a Singapore-Cambridge GCE “Normal”—”N” Level examination,with the possibility of a fifth year followed by a Singapore-Cambridge GCE “Ordinary”—”O” Level examination. As the learning and level of subjects becomes increasingly complex, many parents find it difficult to assist with homework and look for a dedicated and knowledgeable tutor.
Some students aim high and put the work in and others don’t spend enough time revising or focusing on the areas that will increase their marks. Some students simply don’t know where to begin or how to revise. Whatever the reason Tutor Doctor will provide structure, time and goal setting and will work with the student throughout the period to ensure that they are confident and best prepared when they enter the examination room.
Junior College – A Level
Junior colleges in Singapore is designed to offer an accelerated programme for students pursuing university education. Students based on their O-level ( Ordinary level) results get admission to Junior college at the age of 17 to 18 years. O-level is subject based qualification conferred as a part of General Certificate of Education. Junior colleges allow students to concentrate on different academic areas, such as math and science, or humanities and arts. Junior colleges provide a 2-year programme leading up to the A-level examinations This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘A’ Level Examination held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new International Student at this level.
Polytechnics, on the other hand, have the purpose of training middle-level professionals in technical and economic fields. Their education is a little more practice-oriented. The program ends with an advanced diploma. Graduates are valued as knowledgeable middle-level professionals and are sought after by different industries. Singapore’s institutes of technology education also equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the industry.
University Degree Courses
We often get asked by under and post graduates if we can assist in certain areas of their coursework for a variety of reasons. Often we find that because of missing foundations to some key areas of their learning they are becoming hampered with the process of understanding and answering questions relevant to their course.
We are able to provide specialists with sector specific knowledge to coach, mentor and support students on most courses.
Mature Students requiring Languages
So much of life centers around communication. As our cultures become more fused and the need to speak each others language in business life becomes of greater importance we look for help.
Many of our students are looking for a second language – Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Thai etc. For many people living in the UK being able to not only converse well in English but write, understand tenses, verbs, adjectives nouns and generally communicate well is of high importance.
We have many TEFL and TESL tutors available who although are used to teaching in group environments have assisted many students on a 1:1 basis where learning is enhanced and value for money is evident.